Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare names Sports Pensioners
Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare (DSYW) today announced the names of former sportspersons and sports organizers
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare (DSYW) today announced the names of former sportspersons and sports organizers who will receive Sports Pension and One Time Financial Assistance (Ex-Gratia) for the year 2020-21. Altogether 40 players and sports organizers in each category were selected for the regular sports pension and One Time Financial Assistance.
Disclosing the news in a media conference the Director of the Sports and Youth Welfare Dharmakanta Mili said, "Former sports persons and sports organizers, who were selected for regular Sports Pensions, will receive Rs 8,000 per month. On the other hand-selected players and sports organizers for One Time Financial Assistance (Ex-Gratia) will receive Rs 50,000 each along with a silver plaque."
The media briefing was also attended by the Member Secretary of the SLAC Lakhya Konwar, two key officials of the selection committee Premadhar Sarma and Gilbertson Sangma respectively along with the several top officials of the Sports and Youth Welfare Department.
Lakhya Konwar in a brief speech said, this time there was no application from five districts-West Karbi Anglong, Baksa, Chirang, South Salmara and Hojai- for either category.
"We hope next time we will receive an application from the entire parts of the state," said Konwar.
He also advocated bringing some changes in the State Sports policy so that players from Assam who will represent India in Olympic sports in a senior category can receive more financial aid for their preparation.